Press Esc to close
Saturday 04 July 2015
News updated at 8:20 PM IST
Weather
Max: 33°C
Min : 21°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly
Breaking News

British tourist jumps from hotel window to escape sexual assault

Lucknow, Mar 19, 2013, DHNS:
The Agra hotel from where the tourist jumped on Tuesday. AP

A British tourist jumped from a hotel window in Agra on Tuesday to escape alleged sexual assault. The incident comes a few days after a Swiss tourist was robbed and gang-raped in Madhya Pradesh’s Datia district.

The tourist, who was staying at a hotel in the Idgah area in Agra, jumped from the window of her first-floor room, and suffered injuries on her head and legs. She has been admitted to hospital and is recovering.

The alleged culprit, also the owner of the hotel, has been arrested, according to police sources.

The woman tourist, who arrived in Agra on Sunday, is from London. According to reports, the tourist was to leave for Jaipur in Rajasthan early Tuesday morning. The sources said that the owner of the hotel Sachin Chauhan tried to molest her in the early hours of Tuesday. “Chauhan was insisting on giving her a body massage,” said the sources.
He, however, left after the tourist resisted.

According to the victim, someone again knocked at her door a little later. She thought that Sachin might have returned. Fearing that she could be sexually assaulted, the frightened tourist jumped from the hotel window. The police said that Chauhan was the man who again knocked at her door and this time he was also accompanied by one of the security guards of the hotel.

An autorickshaw driver took the tourist to the police station. She was later taken to hospital.

A case has been registered against the hotel owner and the police are investigating.
Chauhan claimed that the woman had asked him to wake her up at dawn as she was to leave for Jaipur. “I went up to her room and knocked only after she did not respond to my calls made on the intercom,” Chauhan alleged.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
India and Bangladesh basketball players in action during the 4th South Asian Basketball...

India and Bangladesh basketball players in action during the 4th South Asian Basketball...

A farmer works in a paddy field at Reba Maheswar village, 56 kilometers (35 miles) east of Gauhati..

A farmer works in a paddy field at Reba Maheswar village, 56 kilometers (35 miles) east of Gauhati..

A tiger attacking spotted deers at Nagarahole National Park in Mysore district on Friday...

A tiger attacking spotted deers at Nagarahole National Park in Mysore district on Friday...

Monsoon rain clouds hover over the backdrop of Kitthur Rani Chennamma statue near Town Hall...

Monsoon rain clouds hover over the backdrop of Kitthur Rani Chennamma statue near Town Hall...

Protesters run for cover after police fired teargas shell to disperse them during a clash...

Protesters run for cover after police fired teargas shell to disperse them during a clash...

A gust of wind bends the umbrella of a street vendor crossing the road during a heavy downpour...

A gust of wind bends the umbrella of a street vendor crossing the road during a heavy downpour...

Indian Muslims offer prayers during Ramadan at the Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad...

Indian Muslims offer prayers during Ramadan at the Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad...

Buddhist monks from Thailand offer special prayers for making a new Temple...

Buddhist monks from Thailand offer special prayers for making a new Temple...

A worker drying up vermicelli at a factory in Allahabad on Friday during Ramadan...

A worker drying up vermicelli at a factory in Allahabad on Friday during Ramadan...

Bollywood actors Amit Sadh, Aditi Rao Hydari and Arshad Warsi at the launch of a new multiplex...

Bollywood actors Amit Sadh, Aditi Rao Hydari and Arshad Warsi at the launch of a new multiplex...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523